Rick Stein Cookery School Padstow, Cornwall. ICSA ‘Centre of Excellence’
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Rick Stein Cookery School Padstow, Cornwall.
ICSA ‘Centre of Excellence’ for fish, Rick Stein’s cookery school is located in the picturesque fishing village of Padstow in Cornwall, providing the perfect balance of chef demonstrations and hands-on cooking, in an unrivalled setting.
You’ll use the freshest seafood, landed right outside the cookery school, and classic flavours to create some really impressive dishes. There’s also plenty of time to enjoy the fruits of your labour whilst overlooking the beautiful Camel Estuary. Whether you book a day of ‘fish and shellfish’ or a specialist cookery day such as Spanish, Italian or Asian, you’ll discover how to create some of Rick Stein’s favourite dishes.
Nick is their head chef lecturer at Rick Stein’s Cookery School and what he doesn’t know about fish isn’t worth knowing. Nick grew up in East Sussex with his family and from a young age worked the land around their home with his brother and father growing everything from potatoes to a small vineyard.
As part of his hospitality degree at Oxford Brookes, Nick worked across their restaurants in Padstow and learnt under Stephane Delourme at The Seafood Restaurant. After completing his degree, Nick returned to the company working in their Padstow Kitchens, at The Seafood Restaurant working his way up to senior sous chef and then working as Head Chef at St Petroc’s Bistro.
In summer 2016, Nick took over the role of Head Chef Lecturer at the cookery school in Padstow – a position he was born to do. There he leads a small team who deliver memorable cookery experiences for guests, who leave having learned trade secrets from the restaurants and how to cook some of Rick’s classic dishes.
Head Chef Tutor Nick Evans, provides an unrivalled knowledge and respect of seafood and his professional. An excellent teacher.
All the dishes featured on the cookery courses are from Rick Steins travels around the world, and selected from his restaurant menus. Including courses from Secret France, Indian Seafood, Far Eastern, Mexican and of course fish and shellfish to name a few. But it’s not just about seafood, they offer lots of other interesting day courses, one dish workshops, tasting evenings, children’s cookery and a rather fun ‘Cook your own dinner party’ evening.
They also offer private course events and dinner parties for special celebrations.
We recommend a visit to the Rick Stein ICSA Accredited Cookery School as part of a break to Padstow.